Academic dress is mandatory at UCL graduation ceremonies and is made up of a robe, hood and hat. The colour and style of these items depend on your qualification and awarding institution. The online order service provides the opportunity to see exactly what you will be wearing once you have provided the relevant details.
It is your responsibility to order your own academic dress. UCL's recommended supplier is J. Wippell & Co Ltd. If students opt to source their own UCL/University of London gowns independently we advise them to check with us that the gowns supplied adhere to UCL/University of London regulations.
Robe hire through J Wippell & Co Ltd is £42.00. Students can now go online to arrange the robe hire for their ceremonies from www.wippellgownhire.co.uk.
If you are attending the graduation ceremonies on 04 July 2014 you should have ordered your academic dress by 23 June 2014. If you have not ordered it you will need to contact them urgently. Please visit their website using the link above.
If you are attending the graduation ceremonies in August/September 2014 please order your robe online by 18 August 2014.
Information required to place your order
- Head circumference (see the J. Wippell website).
- Chest and height measurements.
- Date and time of your ceremony.
- Awarding institution.
The academic dress you wear depends on your qualification and the institution making the award. Although UCL received awarding powers in 2005 there are still some students who will receive a University of London award. You can check your awarding institution on your Portico record.
Staff Robe Hire for Graduation Ceremonies
If you are a member of academic staff who wishes to attend the 2014 graduation ceremonies as a member of the Academic Procession please visit our Staff Attendance page for information on how to confirm your attendance and arrange robe hire (where required).
Staff Robe Hire (Outside of Graduation Ceremony Period)
If you are a member of academic staff who requires robe hire for an event other than the graduation ceremonies you will need to contact J. Wippell & Co Ltd directly arrange for a private hire by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01392 254234.